Low Carb Chicken Skillet Dinner

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If you’re looking for a quick, low carb, high protein dinner for two, this Chicken Skillet dinner with carrots and zucchini is your dish! It’s cheesy, salty, and full of flavor!

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As recent empty nesters, my husband and I make a lot of our own meals. I’ll cook dinner for a larger group on Sunday’s (here’s some of those meals), but the rest of the week, my husband is on his own, and so am I.

It’s worked well for us, as our meals are fairly simple. Usually just a protein and vegetable, that we would put together in under 15 minutes.

But, this dinner I made last night for the both of us, as my husband was outside doing yard work all day, and I had an idea for a flavorful skillet of chicken, zucchini, and carrots.

He was delighted! In fact, I may end up writing down more dinner recipes for two if you want to see more! For now, I’ll tag them with ‘recipe for two‘, and you’ll be able to find them as I publish them.

I have to say, this is one we will be making again. It was husband approved and SO satisfying.
ALSO, this entire dinner took less than 15 minutes to prepare! (even with cutting veggies)

low carb chicken and veggie dinner for two (Custom)

How to make this Chicken Skillet Dinner

Ingredients – Makes 2 Servings

  • Chicken breasts
  • Carrots, sliced
  • Zucchini, sliced
  • Soy sauce
  • Shredded cheese
  • Green onions

How to Prepare

Cube chicken breasts. Heat a skillet on medium high heat and spray with cooking spray. Once hot, add the chicken (without crowding the chicken) and cook until no longer pink. I did it in two steps because I used a small skillet. Remove chicken. 

Spray skillet again and add the carrots and zucchini. Cook until soft, about 4-5 minutes.
Return the chicken to the pan. Add the soy sauce and mix thouroughly.

Sprinkle with cheese and green onions and keep on the heat until cheese is melted.
Then, enjoy!

Healthy Chicken Skillet Dinner

Tasty mixture of chicken and fresh veggies, cooked in less than 20 minutes!
4.96 from 25 votes
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Calorie, Low Fat
Keyword: chicken skillet dinner, veggie skillet
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 242cal
Author: Amy Roskelley

Equipment

  • 1 cutting board and knife
  • 1 Skillet

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breasts
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 medium size zucchini
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 ounce shredded cheese
  • 1 tbsp chopped green onions

Instructions

  • Cube chicken breast
  • Heat skillet on medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Once hot, add the cubed chicken
  • Chop carrots and zucchini while chicken is cooking
  • Remove chicken from skillet once it is cooked through
  • Spray skillet again and add carrots and zucchini
  • Cook veggies for 4-5 minutes or until soft
  • Return the chicken to the pan, add soy sauce, and mix all the ingredients together
  • Top with cheese and green onions and then serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 242cal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 8g | Fiber: 2g
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Nutrition Facts
Healthy Chicken Skillet Dinner
Amount per Serving
Calories
242
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
8
g
12
%
Carbohydrates
 
10
g
3
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Protein
 
32
g
64
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 Comments

  1. I haven’t tried this yet, but I would love it if you did add more to the Meals for Two location, as I have a few up my sleeve but it seems so hard to find things that are healthy but are in align with us both eating quite healthy. Some leftovers are good for the next day but not for day 3.. lol. In fact, we even share a meal every time we go out for dinner. At any rate, I will be adding this recipe as one of our go to’s. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

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